as amended, Grove. Health care service plans:
begin delete Department of Managed Health Care.end delete
Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care. Existing law specifies that the Department of Managed Health Care has charge of the execution of state laws relating to health care service plans to ensure that health care service plans provide enrollees with access to quality health care services.end delete
This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to these provisions.end delete
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State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
immediately following Section 1367.25
Section 1341 of the Health and Safety Code is
12amended to read:
(a) There is in state government, in the California Health
14and Human Services Agency, a Department of Managed Health
15Care that is in charge of the execution of the laws of this state
16relating to health care service plans and the health care service
17plan business including, but not limited to, those laws directing
18the department to ensure that health care service plans provide
19enrollees with access to quality health care services and protect
20and promote the interests of enrollees.
21(b) The chief officer of the Department of Managed Health
22Care is the Director of the Department of Managed Health Care.
23The director shall be appointed by the Governor and shall hold
24office at the pleasure of the Governor. The director shall receive
P3 1an annual salary as fixed in the Government Code. Within 15 days
2 from the time of the director’s appointment, the director shall take
3and subscribe to the constitutional oath of office and file it in the
4office of the Secretary of State.
5(c) The director shall be responsible for the performance of all
6duties, the exercise of all powers and jurisdiction, and the
7assumption and discharge of all responsibilities vested by law in
8the department. The director has and may exercise all powers
9necessary or convenient for the administration and enforcement
10of, among other laws, the laws described in subdivision (a).